California Beauty: Keri Russell
Photo credit: Taylor Hill
Photo Credit: Rabbani and Solimene Photography
Like Alexa Chung‘s makeup artist, Keri Russell’s hair stylist Brian Magallones had the work of Shanghai-born, Hong Kong-raised filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai on his mind when he created the mussed bun Russell wore to the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala on Monday, May 4. Russell, who slipped on a textured gown covered in green ombre feathers that was designed by Joseph Altuzarra, had her trademark curls straightened and swept up in a nod to Maggie Cheung’s character in Kar-Wai’s 2000 film, In the Mood for Love. To create the hairstyle for the Fountain Valley native, Magallones used Brazilian Blowout smoothing serums and polishes. But he also curled each lock using Velcro rollers and a curling iron. “Even the sleekest hair needs to be curled first for a more finished look,” he said. Once Russell’s hair was gathered into a perfectly imperfect bun, she was ready for a spin through the new exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass.
By Elizabeth Varnell
Magallones used a small amount of Brazilian Blowout Acai Daily Smoothing Serum, then dried Russell’s hair in 2-inch sections and set it in Velcro rollers. Next he removed the rollers and used a 1.75-inch barrel curling iron to add a bit more curl. Magallones brushed through Russell’s hair to relax the curl and used Brazilian Blowout Acai Restorative Sculpt & Define Polish to slick it into an imperfect bun, maintaining a modern and youthful look. He left pieces of hair out in front to create a swooping bang that could be tucked behind Russell’s ear. Magallones finished the look with Brazilian Blowout Acai Shine & Shield Shine Spray.
Pictured: Keri Russell at the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala held in New York.
Photo by: Taylor Hill